Root Foundation



ROOT FOUNDATION is a local charitable organization based in Kigali that helps street children go to school and equip them with the materials they need to pursue their studies. It was founded in 2012 inspired by compassion for the street children who are hopeless because of the difficult circumstances through no fault of their own but who fortunately prove to be highly motivated students and can achieve a bright future if they are given a chance to learn.

Today Root foundation is registered as national educational Non Governmental Organization under No013/NGO/RGB/2014.

Our mission is to give children from vulnerable backgrounds a chance for the future by giving them access to education and showing them their importance.

To organize school placements for the children and teaching the children values, counselling and guiding them, take care of them during the school term and provide them facilities & equipment.

organize their parents in cooperatives in order to generate some incomes to their families which will make a child to have that feeling of trusting his/her parents and make him confident, hopeful and proud of his life.

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Physical Address:

Directions to find Country Office:  Kigali-gasabo-kinyinya-kagugu

Began work in Rwanda in year:  2012

Organization Leadership:

Director : Patrick Kiruhura

Deputy  Director : Bienvenue Muragwa

Areas of Operations:

  • Advocacy
  • Access to Education
  • Girls’ Education
  • Orphans & Vulnerable Students
  • Early Childhood Education/ Development